What would it take?
How much money would you need to walk away from your job–
N O W ?
1 Million dollars?
How much money would it take for you to quit your job?
it’s not a fantasy question.
AMAZON CEO, Jeff Bezos actually instituted such a program a little over a year ago.
It’s called: P A Y T O Q U I T P O L I C Y
under their heading of
Now, Mr. Bezos, doesn’t actually want to have people quit, in fact, the headline on the offer is is:
PLEASE DON’T TAKE THIS OFFER
So why the offer. . .
w h y t h e t e a s e ?
The goal is supposedly to encourage folks to take a moment and think about what they really want.
Amazon feels that in the long run,
someone staying where they don’t want to be isn’t healthy for the employee or the company,
h e n c e,
here’s $5000.00 to leave.
So. . .
what would it cost to get you out of your job?
Wait. . .
hold onto that anchor
before you pull it up and set sails to some other sunset.
There’s a study with Wells Fargo
that 22% of the middle class would
rather die early than not have enough money to live comfortably in retirement?
Holy Conundrums, Batman.
In a way,
every day is some sort of a Labor Life, isn’t it?
Not just the First Monday in September. . .
Not just a couple of days ago to end a perfect weather weekend. . .
Maybe the real question is,
WHAT REALLY KEEPS YOU DOING WHAT YOU’RE DOING?
How about a 30 hour work week?
Amazon just pitched that out to their employees, too. . .
I N T E R E S T E D ?
IF Money and Benefits are the answer,
maybe we’re not living to our fullest capabilities
and we’d be better off cashing it all in?
It doesn’t matter much what your real Passion is. . .
WHAT DO YOU DO BEST?
It’s amazing when I have had countless conversations with hospice patients
and it eventually gets to the part of
r e g r e t s
and has life been
m e a n i n g f u l,
just how often the extreme existential pain centers around
what was done instead of what was
W A N T E D
to be done.
I’ve been told,
“I hated every day of that job for 40 years.”
“WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE RATHER DONE,” I’d ask?
“I wanted to be a Teacher.”
“I wanted to be a Musician.”
“I wanted to be an Artist.”
“I wanted to be a Writer.”
“I wanted to be______________________________.”
Hmmmmmm. . .
the pain of the never-to-be-filled-in-blank is intense,
I usually ask Leadership groups that I facilitate,
“WHO HAS THE BEST JOB IN THIS ROOM?”
If the answer isn’t,
“I D O !”
maybe it would make this next question even more relevant?
What would it take for you to walk away from your job?
A certain amount of money?
Severely generous benefits?
Full paid tuition for further education?
N O T H I N G ?
I wonder. . .
which answer would completely assure you were in the absolutely,
. . .a true Labor of Love
. . .a true Labor of Living?
If you’re going to bet your life on something
. . .bet it something you’re willing to die for
l i v i n g !
Go All IN
Bet The Farm
BURN THE BRIDGE
and use the
L I G H T
Y O U R W A Y